Psalm 115

To Your Name Give Glory

1 a Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory,
b for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!

2 Why should the nations say,
c "Where is their God?"
3 d Our God is in the heavens;
e he does all that he pleases.

4 f Their idols are silver and gold,
g the work of human hands.
5 They have mouths, h but do not speak;
eyes, but do not see.
6 They have ears, but do not hear;
noses, but do not smell.
7 They have hands, but do not feel;
feet, but do not walk;
and they do not make a sound in their throat.
8 i Those who make them become like them;
so do all who trust in them.

9 O j Israel, 1 k trust in the Lord!
He is their l help and their shield.
10 O j house of Aaron, trust in the Lord!
He is their help and m their shield.
11 You n who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord!
He is their help and their shield.

12 The Lord has remembered us; he will bless us;
he will bless o the house of Israel;
he will bless o the house of Aaron;
13 he will p bless those who fear the Lord,
q both the small and the great.

14 May the Lord r give you increase,
you and your children!
15 May s you be blessed by the Lord,
t who made heaven and earth!

16 The heavens are the Lord's heavens,
but the earth he has given to the children of man.
17 u The dead do not praise the Lord,
nor do any who go down into v silence.
18 But w we will bless the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore.
x Praise the Lord!

  1. Cross References
    Isaiah 48:11
    For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, for how should my name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another.
    Ezekiel 36:22
    Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God : It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations to which you came.
    Daniel 9:18 - 19
    O my God, incline your ear and hear. Open your eyes and see our desolations, and the city that is called by your name. For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great mercy.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 36:5
    Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.
  3. Cross References
    Exodus 32:12
    Why should the Egyptians say, 'With evil intent did he bring them out, to kill them in the mountains and to consume them from the face of the earth'? Turn from your burning anger and relent from this disaster against your people.
    Numbers 14:13 - 14
    But Moses said to the Lord, "Then the Egyptians will hear of it, for you brought up this people in your might from among them.
    Psalms 42:3
    My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, "Where is your God?
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 11:4
    The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord 's throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 135:6
    Whatever the Lord pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps.
    Daniel 4:35
    All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand or say to him, "What have you done?
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 115:4 - 8
    Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands.
    Psalms 135:15 - 18
    The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of human hands.
  7. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:28
    And there you will serve gods of wood and stone...
    2 Kings 19:18
    And have cast their gods into the fire, for the...
    Isaiah 37:19
    And have cast their gods into the fire. For the...
    Acts 19:26
    And you see and hear that not only in Ephesus b...
    Isaiah 44:10 - 20
    Who fashions a god or casts an idol that is pro...
    Jeremiah 10:3 - 5
    For the customs of the peoples are vanity. A tr...
  8. Cross References
    Isaiah 46:7
    They lift it to their shoulders, they carry it, they set it in its place, and it stands there; it cannot move from its place. If one cries to it, it does not answer or save him from his trouble.
    Habakkuk 2:18
    What profit is an idol when its maker has shaped it, a metal image, a teacher of lies? For its maker trusts in his own creation when he makes speechless idols!
  9. Cross References
    Isaiah 44:9
    All who fashion idols are nothing, and the things they delight in do not profit. Their witnesses neither see nor know, that they may be put to shame.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 118:2 - 4
    Let Israel say, "His steadfast love endures forever.
    Psalms 135:19 - 20
    O house of Israel, bless the Lord! O house of Aaron, bless the Lord!
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 37:3
    Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
    Psalms 62:8
    Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 33:20
    Our soul waits for the Lord ; he is our help and our shield.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 115:9
    O Israel, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield.
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 3:3
    But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
  15. Cross References
    Psalms 22:23
    You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him, and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
    Psalms 103:11
    For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him.
    Psalms 103:13
    As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
    Psalms 103:17
    But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children.
  16. Cross References
    Psalms 118:2 - 4
    Let Israel say, "His steadfast love endures forever.
    Psalms 135:19 - 20
    O house of Israel, bless the Lord! O house of Aaron, bless the Lord!
  17. Cross References
    Psalms 118:2 - 4
    Let Israel say, "His steadfast love endures forever.
    Psalms 135:19 - 20
    O house of Israel, bless the Lord! O house of Aaron, bless the Lord!
  18. Cross References
    Psalms 112:1
    Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments!
  19. Cross References
    Jeremiah 16:6
    Both great and small shall die in this land. They shall not be buried, and no one shall lament for them or cut himself or make himself bald for them.
    Jeremiah 31:34
    And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
  20. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 1:11
    May the Lord, the God of your fathers, make you a thousand times as many as you are and bless you, as he has promised you!
  21. Cross References
    Ruth 2:20
    And Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, "May he be blessed by the Lord, whose kindness has not forsaken the living or the dead!" Naomi also said to her, "The man is a close relative of ours, one of our redeemers.
  22. Cross References
    Psalms 121:2
    My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven an...
    Psalms 124:8
    Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made h...
    Psalms 134:3
    May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who made h...
    Psalms 146:6
    Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all tha...
    Acts 14:15
    Men, why are you doing these things? We also ar...
    Revelation 14:7
    And he said with a loud voice, "Fear God and gi...
    Genesis 1:1
    In the beginning, God created the heavens and t...
    Genesis 14:19
    And he blessed him and said, "Blessed be Abram ...
    Jeremiah 10:11
    Thus shall you say to them: "The gods who did n...
  23. Cross References
    Psalms 6:5
    For in death there is no remembrance of you; in Sheol who will give you praise?
  24. Cross References
    Psalms 31:17
    O Lord, let me not be put to shame, for I call upon you; let the wicked be put to shame; let them go silently to Sheol.
  25. Cross References
    Psalms 113:2
    Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore!
  26. Cross References
    Psalms 104:35
    Let sinners be consumed from the earth, and let the wicked be no more! Bless the Lord, O my soul! Praise the Lord!
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